More efforts needed to boost Quang Binh’s sea tourism

TTXVN-VNA | 21-12-2016 | 14:07 |

Chay river in the central province of Quang Binh (Photo: VNA)

Quang Binh (VNA) – With a coastline of more than 116km and a range of natural landscapes, the central coastal province of Quang Binh boasts great potentials for tourism development, especially sea and island tourism.

Quang Binh has five estuaries of Roon, Gianh, Ly Hoa, Dinh and Nhat Le rivers, with many coastal residential areas and cultural centres, including Dong Hoi city, coastal villages of Canh Duong, Ly Hoa, Nhan Tranh, Quang Phu and Bao Ninh.

Among nine beautiful beaches in the province, Nhat Le was recognised as one of the top 10 most attractive beaches in Vietnam.

As part of efforts to tap its tourism potentials, Quang Binh has prioritised the expansion of infrastructure systems serving tourism, including airport, ports, Nhat Le 1 and Nhat Le 2 bridges, while promoting the implementation of projects and trade promotions in maritime tourism.

At the same time, the province has also focused on promoting the images of major beaches of Nhat Le-Quang Phu, Da Nhay and Hai Ninh, along with a number of resorts such as Sun Spa Resort, Vung Chua-Dao Yen ecotourism resort, and beachside hotels, meeting the diverse demands of visitors.

According to the local tourism sector, coastal areas are home to major high-end resorts, while over 60 percent of employees in tourism are working in  sea tourism projects.

However, statistics show that the stay durations of visitors in Quang Binh remain short, as they only spend time exploring the World Natural Heritage of Phong Nha-Ke Bang without visiting other attractive destinations.

In order to turn sea and island tourism into a spearhead sector, experts suggested Quang Binh develop supporting services and build competitive and typical tourism products./.




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